Advocating for the Lupus Community

LRI Adds Voice Demanding Enforcement of Health Insurance Protections for Patients
January 22, 2016

LRI Advocacy Goals for Patients Realized in Congressional Omnibus Bill Passed by Congress, Signed by President
December 16, 2015

Highlights from Scientific Conference for the Non-scientist: Advancing Lupus Care Through Research and Advocacy
October 23, 2015

LRI and ALR Commend House of Representatives for Passing the 21st Century Cures Act
July 10, 2015

Push Congress for a Cure!
July 7, 2015

LRI Among 250+ Organizations Signing Letter Supporting 21st Century Cures Bill
June 18, 2015

Advocating for Enforcement of Affordable Care Act
May 18, 2015

LRI and ALR Applaud 21st Century Cures Act and Stress Patient Priorities
May 13, 2015

Advocating for Access to Medications
April 27, 2015

Lupus Advocacy in Action
March 30, 2015

Lupus Research Institute to Answer Congressional Call for Patient Input in Accelerating New Treatments
February 2, 2015

LRI Advocacy Gets Action: Boosts Funding, Healthcare Access and New Treatments
December 29, 2014

LRI Coalition Helps Secure 2015 Congressional Budget Allocations for Lupus Research and Professional Education
December 17, 2014

LRI 2014 Lupus Advocacy Day Emphasizes Patients’ Need for Research Dollars
March 27, 2014

LRI National Coalition Represents Lupus Community on the Hill -- Join us as a Virtual Advocate!
March 25, 2014

Lupus Research Leaders Join Forces to Bring Vital Biomedical Research Issues to Congress
March 19, 2013

Lupus Research Institute Requests Strengthened NIH Funding for Biomedical Research in Debilitating Diseases like Lupus
March 13, 2013

LRI to Testify on Behalf of Lupus Patients at Federal Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing
March 11, 2013>

We Did It!
March 11, 2014

LRI and Other Groups Voice Objections to Proposed Limited Access to Immunosuppressant Drugs
March 10, 2014

Lupus Research Institute Advocacy Gains $2 Million in New Congressional Appropriations to Improve Lupus Diagnosis and Treatment
January 14, 2014

Addressing Access to Care Webinar Series
December 4, 2013; January 14, 2014

LRI advocates for U.S. budget to benefit lupus patients
December 4, 2013

Lupus Initiative Presented at ACR to Help Educate Providers about Lupus and Address Racial Disparities
October 31, 2013

Fighting for Better Medicaid Drug Coverage
August 20, 2013

Lupus Initiative Gains Awareness for Lupus as Women’s Health Issue
August 2, 2013

Lupus Research Institute Advocacy Secures $2 Million Appropriation for Lupus Medical Education in Fiscal 2014 Senate Committee B
July 15, 2013

LRI Advocacy Ambassador Speaks at New York Biotechnology Association
June 3, 2013

LRI National Patient Coalition Advocacy Culminates in Launch of Federal Provider Education Program
May 16, 2013

Lupus Research Institute Advocacy Secures $2 Million Appropriation for Lupus Medical Education in Fiscal 2014 Senate Committee B
July 15, 2013

Lupus Initiative Gains Awareness for Lupus as Women’s Health Issue
August 2, 2013

LRI and S.L.E. Lupus Foundation Join 79 Groups Calling for Revision to Proposed Medicaid Rule
February 22, 2013

LRI Joins Over 250 Groups to Protest Federal Budget Cuts to Scientific Research
February 11, 2013

Michigan Lupus Foundation Asks The Nation's Capitol For Help
December 20, 2012

LRI Petitions HHS for Patient Protections in Insurance Coverage
December 18, 2012

New Article Underscores Need for Lupus Initiative to Address Racial Disparities Among Hispanics and Others of Color
December 6, 2012

Congressional Lupus Caucus Co-chair Commends Our Supporters
December 5, 2012

Advocacy Pays Off
September 11, 2012

LRI Coalition Member Gathering Support for Petition Against Fail First Step Therapy
September 5, 2012

LRI Supports CA Coalition Member Advocating for Bill Protecting Medical Rights
August 29, 2012

LRI Coalition Member to Serve as New Patient Advocate on Lupus Connect
July 26, 2012

LRI Coalition Member Kathleen Arntsen Advocates for Lupus Clinical Trials
July 24, 2012

LRI Advocates for FDA Legislation to Accelerate New Lupus Treatments
June 19, 2012

LRI Coalition Member Kathleen Arntsen Speaks Out on Need for NYS Investment in Biopharmaceutical Industry
May 21, 2012

LRI Coalition Has Unprecedented Success in NYS Lupus Advocacy
May 21, 2012

LRI Requests Congressional Appropriations to Lupus Research
April 9, 2012

LRI National Coalition Members Continue to Fight for Favorable Insurance Policies for Lupus Patients
April 5, 2012

Congress Listened, Lupus Voices Heard!
March 21, 2012

Calling New Yorkers to Help Stop Pending NY Budget Threatening Medicaid Reimbursement for Lupus Patients
March 13, 2012

The Lupus Research Institute Applauds Coalition Member for Leadership in NY State Advocacy Initiative
March 12, 2012

Lupus Research Institute Applauds Formation of Congressional Lupus Caucus
February 17, 2012

LRI’s National Coalition Member Helps Fund Research
November 17, 2011

A Lupus Voice at the FDA
November 15, 2011

LRI Board Member Making a Difference in Connecticut
November 14, 2011

October 28, 2011

Connecticut Lupus Bill Signed Today with Support from Rep. John Hetherington and LRI Advocate Hope Hetherington
August 5, 2011

New Hope for Lupus
July 21, 2011

Lupus Research—Told Congress 2011!
March 15, 2011

The Lupus Initiative: Eliminating Health Disparities in Lupus Lupus Initiative Rolls Out Online!

First to Tell Congress 2010!
March 4, 2010

Major Report to Congress by Secretary of Health and Human Services Documents Need for National Lupus Health Education Program
January 22, 2010

Done! $2.6 Million to Educate Physicians and Health Care Providers
December 18, 2009

Lupus Research Institute National Coalition Goes to Washington
September 16, 2009

LRI Pleased at On-Going Congressional Support for National Lupus Health Education Program
July 24, 2009

LRI National Coalition Partners with HHS and the Ad Council to Launch National Lupus Awareness Campaign
March 31, 2009

LRI Advocacy Results in Congressional Funding Of New National Lupus Health Education Program
March 30, 2009

National Coalition in DC to Speak for People with Lupus on Capitol Hill
March 28, 2008

Advocacy Victory: NIH Plan, Initiated by LRI Clarion Call, Brightens Horizon for Lupus Research
October 4, 2007

Honors for LRI Advocate at American College of Rheumatology Meeting

2007 Advocacy Day in DC: LRI National Coalition Voices
March 2007

Racial Disparities in Lupus Addressed at Congressional Briefing for First Time

Heart Disease and Lupus Present Double Health Threat to Women of Color
September 23, 2005

First Ever Congressional Briefing on Lupus Research Highlights Issues and Promise of New Research Initiatives
September 23, 2005

Congressional Appropriations Report Calls for Wider Range of Lupus Research at the National Institutes of Healh
September 28, 2004

African Americans and Lupus: “Invisible No More,” Key Topic at Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Congress
September 9, 2004